Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care.

For people nearing the end of their lives, hospice and palliative care are good options.  The path to the right kind of care can become clouded as elder age and emotions come into play.  Learn more about hospice and palliative care and how it can help you.  In addition to the nurses provided by hospice companies, SYNERGY HomeCare can coordinate a compassionate companion to be with you and help you during this sensitive time.

Basic

Palliative care and hospice are very misunderstood types of care.  If you are unfamiliar with these end-of-life services, this section is for you.

What is Hospice?

There are many questions and misunderstandings about hospice care.  This page from the Hospice Foundation of America gives you everything you need to know.

http://www.hospicefoundation.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=47055

Palliative Care Basics

Palliative care is also widely misunderstood.  This may be the care solution for you.  Learn more about palliative care on this helpful page.

http://www.getpalliativecare.org/whatis

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has many resources for you to find out more about hospice and palliative care and how it can help you.  It also offers videos which will increase your understanding.

http://www.nhpco.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=3254

Quality of Life at the End of Life

Here’s another page the offers the basics on hospice and palliative care.  It also goes into details on the benefits of end-of-life care, an outline of misconceptions, a guide to hospice care services, and other sections that cover important subject matter.

http://helpguide.org/elder/hospice_care.htm

Hospice Action Network (HAN)

The Hospice Action Network is an advocate for high quality hospice and palliative care throughout the Nation.  If you want to take action, here’s the network for you.

http://www.hospiceactionnetwork.org/what_is.html

Advanced

If you or someone you know is approaching end-of-life, you should know about the benefits and issues of hospice care.  This section contains information on hospice for children, Medicare benefits, and other important issues.

End-Of-Life Issues

There are many discussions about ethics during end-of-life care.  Learn more about this important topic from this article published by Santa Clara University.

http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v10n1/hospice.html

Hospice and Children

The Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to the best hospice and palliative care for children.

http://www.childrenshospice.org/

Medicare Hospice Benefits

Learn about Medicare’s Hospice Benefits in this helpful document.

http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/02154.pdf